Oprah Winfrey stays busy. How does she do it all? She is the head of her OWN which is AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOME!
She has a new film coming out with Forest Whitaker called “The Butler“.
She is on the cover of Essence Magazine June 2013 issue with her 2nd BFF Tyler Perry.
O stays #WINNING!
Check it out!
The Weinstein Co. released the first trailer for Lee Daniels’ forthcoming film “The Butler“, starring Forest Whitaker, on Tuesday. “The Butler” is the first big-screen appearance that O has made since her epic recreation of Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” back in 1998. We have heard Oprah’s voice as the protective mother of Princess Tiana in “Princess Tiana and the Frog” back in 2009.
We are so excited to see O back on the big screen.
“The Butler” is inspired by Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about a black man who served as a White House butler to eight presidents over three decades. Oprah plays the wife of Whitaker’s character, Cecil Gaines in the film.
The story follows the life of Mr. Gaines as he works for 8 different presidents from 1952 to 1986. Can you imagine the stories this man could tell?
The all-star cast also includes Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower, Orlando Eric Street as Barack Obama and Nelsan Ellis as Martin Luther King Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave and Alex Pettyfer also are among the ensemble.
“The Butler” — which is being touted as a possible Oscar contender — is set to hit theaters Oct. 18, 2013. We can’t WAIT!
So place October 18, 2013 on your calendar. We have to support this film! #winning
ESSENCE MAGAZINE COVER:
In addition to “The Butler” O is on the cover of Essence with her 2nd BFF Tyler Perry.
O and TP have joined forces and have some amazing projects coming to OWN. The TV shows look AWESOME! It is so nice to have a network for us. Kudos to O. You inspire us lady!
Check out a taste from the June 2013 issue:
On the importance of friendship:
“The most important thing about coming together was making sure we would not lose our friendship because of the business. We have to established ground rules. The main one: Both of us have to continue to live in our truth. If she doesn’t like something, say it. If I don’t like something, I’ll say it. And we’ll figure it out and keep moving on.”
On working with Tyler:
“We both know how rare this is. Where else in the history of our African-American culture have two really, really successful people who can do whatever they want said, ‘Let’s come together and be more powerful – let’s take it to the tenth power?’”
Will you be checking out the movie or Essence magazine?
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